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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>GREEN, MAYOR.</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY, Esq., K.C.,</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>On the King's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, July 22nd, 1901, and following days.</p>
<p>Before the Right Hon.
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-1" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK GREEN</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALFRED WILLS</hi>, one of the Justices of His Majesty's High Court; Sir
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-2" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID EVANS</persName> </hi>, K.C.M.G.; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE F. FAUDEL PHILLIPS</hi>, Bart., G.C.I.E.; and Lieut. Colonel Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">HORATIO DAVIES</hi>, K.C.M.G., M.P., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FORREST FULTON</hi>, K.C., Recorder of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES THOMSON RITCHIE</hi>, Knt.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE WYATT TRUSCOTT</hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-3" type="given" value="JOHN CHARLES"/>JOHN CHARLES BELL</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS VEZY STRONG</hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">FREDERICK PRAT ALISTON</hi>, Esq., and
<hi rend="smallCaps">HOWARD CARLILE MORRIS</hi>, other of the Alder
<lb/>men of the said City; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALBERT FREDERICK BOSANQUET</hi>, Esq., K.C., Common Serjeant of the said City; His Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer, and General Gaol Delivery, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WALTER VAUGHAN MORGAN</hi>, Esq.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-4" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH LAWRENCE</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH DAVID LANGTON</hi>, Esq.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-5" type="given" value="THOMAS HENRY"/>THOMAS HENRY GARDINER</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GREEN, MAYOR. TENTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment, denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, July</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd,</hi> 1901.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-512-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Forging and uttering a request for the delivery of a typewriting machine, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-7" type="given" value="WALTER GEORGE"/>WALTER GEORGE SHOEBRIDGE</persName> </hi>. I am a salesman in the employment of Wyckoff, Seamans & Benedict, of 100, Gracechurch Street, the pro
<lb/>prietors of the Remington typewriter—on June 14th the prisoner came there and presented this letter—(
<hi rend="italic">Dated June 14th, and signed "Hector M'Kenzie, 34, Upper Brook Street, Grosvenor Square," requesting a second-hand typewriter to be sent by the bearer on hire for a month, and promising a remittance by post.</hi>)—I do not know Dr. Mackenzie—I filled up an order on our factory at Crutched Friars, and requested the prisoner to take it there—it was in an envelope, not closed—he did not say who he was, or where he came from—the letter from Dr. Mackenzie had a printed heading.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-8" type="given" value="ARTHUR CHARLES"/>ARTHUR CHARLES GISBOURNE</persName> </hi>. I am a typewriter mechanic, employed by Messrs. Wyckoff & Co., at 16, Crutched Friars—on June 14th the prisoner came with an order for a machine from the office at Gracechurch Street—I got one ready for him—he did not say who he was—it took 20 or 25 minutes to get it ready—I cannot swear if the order was open or closed when it was handed to me—when the machine was ready the prisoner said he would go out and get some help—it weighed about 36lb.—he only spoke about South Africa and the weather, not about his business—he went out, but I sent my porter out with the machine, to save him the trouble of coming back.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-9" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH LUNEL</persName> </hi>. I am a porter to Messrs. Wyckoff—on June 14th I took a typewriter to Jewry Street from the works—the prisoner had gone outside to get assistance—I met him outside—I had seen him in the works—he had not spoken to me—I saw him about 50 yards from the works with two other men—I said to him, "Are you Mr. Blake, waiting for the machine?"—he said, "Yes"—I gave him my book to sign for the machine, which I gave him—he signed "C. Blake"—one of the men said, "Do you</p>
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<p>think it is better for us to take a cab?"—I said, "You can please yourself about that"—they did not take a cab; they went off together, the prisoner carrying the machine.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-10" type="given" value="HECTOR"/>HECTOR MACKENZIE</persName> </hi>, M.D. I live at 34, Upper Brook Street—this letter was not written by me or by my authority—it is on note-paper with a similar heading and watermark—I do not know the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I believed the order to be perfectly genuine, and I took it and got the machine, and handed it to the man representing himself to be Dr. Mackenzie's man, who could not go to the Remington Company himself, as he had been employed there, and had had a disagreement with them. On obtaining the machine, after signing the order-book, I handed it to the man representing him
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<lb/>ward in a hansom. I was out of employment at the time; I was glad to earn the half-crown I received. Had I had any intent to defraud I should not have given my own name, and written it in the book."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, on oath, said that he met two men named Dr. Von Hartsfeld and Percy Donkin; that Donkin told him he was engaged by Dr. Mackenzie, and had to get a typewriting machine to do some work for him; that he asked him (the prisoner) to get it for him, which he did, and gave it to Donkin, who went away with the other man in a cab; and that he did not know where either of the men were.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PASSMORE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-21" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD TAPLIN</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, and have been working for Mr. Flory, of Wembley—on July 8th I was in a marquee erected by him for his labourers to sleep in—about 11.30 p.m. I was asleep—I felt someone touch me; I asked who it was; I at once received a smack in the eye from the prisoner—he bit my ear—I asked the man sleeping next to me to pull the prisoner off; he
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I did not take you in and lay you down—I did not cut your pocket out and take 2s. out of it—I asked some
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-22" type="given" value="CORNELIUS"/>CORNELIUS PARRY</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, and have been employed by Mr. Flory at Wembley—on July 8th I was in bed in the marquee—the prisoner came in about 11.30—he fell on top of my feet, which awoke me—he got into the prosecutor's bed, and would not get out; he got on top of the pro
<lb/>secutor, and
<hi rend="italic">started</hi> hitting him in the face and biting him on his ear—it was quite dark—the prosecutor shouted out, "Murder! he is biting me"—I said, "Bite him again"—I pulled prisoner off the prosecutor, who went up to the master's house—I went after him, and knocked at the back door, and awoke him up—I had never seen the prisoner before—I saw him that night, because I struck a match—when the constable came the prisoner was lying down in another part of the tent—he had no right there at all.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not know where you had been at work—I did not ask you to lay down—2s. was not cut out of your pocket.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-23" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-23" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY FLORY</persName> </hi>. I occupy this farm at Wembley—the two last witnesses had been working for me—I had a marquee put up for sleeping, about 300 yards from my house, and they slept there on the night of July 8th—they came to me about 11.30—I had gone to bed—I went down to the marquee, and found the prisoner there—I think he was pretending to be asleep on one of the men's beds—I asked him to get up—he did not make any reply till I kicked the sole of his boot—he sat up, and I went out to get a policeman—he was very abusive, and said he had every right there—he never worked for me—I had never seen him before—I got back about 1.30 without a policeman—the prisoner had gone then—at 6 a.m. I found a policeman, and we found the prisoner in one of my barns—I saw Taplin's ear; it was full of congealed blood—there was a little blood on the prisoner's lips when I woke him—Taplin was quite sober.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-24" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL HARVEY</persName> </hi> (162
<hi rend="italic">X</hi>). On the morning of July 9th I was called by the prosecutor and Mr. Flory—I went to a shed, and the prisoner was given into my charge—he said, "It is all b——lies"—he was sober—he was taken to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You went quietly—you did not say anything about having had 2s. taken out of your pocket till after you were charged—I did not see that your pocket was cut.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I should not have been and gone there if I had not been
<hi rend="italic">took</hi> there."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence:</hi> I am a cripple. I have been operated on six times I was doing a little work to get some things, so that I could go and do some public work, now my knee, which I smashed, is better.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-517-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Four previous convictions were proved against him for assaults on the police.—
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-28" type="given" value="MARIA MATILDA"/>MARIA MATILDA SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoners wife—we have been married about nine years—I was living with him on June 15th—we occupied the same room—about 12.30 p.m. I was asleep—he woke me up—he had a poker in his hand—he struck me several times on the head with it—he had treated me very kindly before—he was employed at Singer's,—we have no family.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-29" type="given" value="BEATRICE"/>BEATRICE GUY</persName> </hi>. I am married—about 1 a.m. on June 15th I was aroused by a noise—I went downstars, and tried the handle of the door; it was locked—Mrs. Smith had lived with me about seven weeks, and the prisoner not quite a month—I heard Mrs. Smith say, "Good God Almighty! he is killing me!"—the prisoner said, "Yes; say your prayers, for you will die to-night"—a gentleman came upstairs and I said, "For God's sake, get the police!"—the door was burst open, and Mrs. Smith ran out, covered with blood.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. For about a week I had noticed that the prisoner was not right in his mind—when his wife left him he rushed after her—he flooded the lavatory with water, and he would kiss the plants—before he came to my house he had been in an asylum, but I did not know that till afterwards.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-30" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK GODDARD</persName> </hi> (333
<hi rend="italic">F</hi>). At 12.15 p.m. on June 15th I heard shouts of "Police!"—I went to 11, Powis Road—the prisoner's bedroom door was locked—I forced it open—the prosecutrix came out—there was blood on her head—the prisoner was standing in the centre of the room, with this shovel (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) in his hand—it had wet blood upon it—I asked him what he was doing with it—he made no answer, but dropped it and got into bed—I afterwards found a poker under the table—it was bent as it is now—it was slightly stained with blood—I took the prisoner to the station—he went quite quietly.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I was out of work and worried, and unable to obtain work. I had been employed by the Singer Manufacturing Company for nine years, and on my health breaking down in March I was discharged with two weeks' money. That is what has brought this case about. I had no intention to inflict this injury on my wife. I thought there was someone else in the room. It was dark; there was no light."</p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-31" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SCOTT</persName> </hi>. I am Medical Officer at Holloway Prison—I have had the prisoner under my observation since June 15th—I am of opinion that he is of unsound mind—I have been informed that after he was discharged by the Singer Company he got into a train at Paddington without a ticket, that he was taken to the Police-station, and afterwards sent to Banstead Asylum—after he came to Holloway he declared he was bleeding to death—those ideas passed off for a time, but his conduct has been very strange of late—I think he has been of unsound mind for some time.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of the act, but not responsible at the time for his actions.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">To be detained during His Majesty's pleasure.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BLACKWELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-35" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WICKENS</persName> </hi>. I am a wheelwright, of 68, Brookdale Road, Walthamstow—about 12.4 a.m. on July 2nd I was in a public-house in Shoreditch—I saw the prisoner there—I had a new leather apron under my arm, and as I came out a woman pulled it away—I turned round and caught hold of it, and said, "That belongs to me"—Reardon struck me in the face—I walked away—the prisoners followed me, and O'Rourke knocked me down and kicked me in the face, and knocked a tooth out—I became unconscious—when I came to I fetched a constable and gave them into custody—I am quite sure they are the men who assaulted me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by O'Rourke.</hi> You kicked me and robbed me besides.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-36" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WILLIS</persName> </hi> (168
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). On July 2nd, about 12.20 a.m., the pro
<lb/>secutor made a complaint to me—I went with him to the White Hart public-house—he pointed the prisoners out to me—there were a number of other men there—the prosecutor was a bit dazed, and was bleeding from his nose and mouth—he looked as if he had been knocked about—he pointed to Reardon and said, "That is the man who knocked me in the nose and mouth," and, pointing to O'Rourke, he said, "That is the man who kicked me and stole 8 1/2 d. and a railway ticket out of my pocket"—on the way to the station Reardon said to the other officer, "You are not going to take me any f—further"—he became violent, and we had to have assistance—they were both very violent, and I had to throw O'Rourke to the ground—they were charged with assault.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. We did not use more violence towards them than was necessary to get them to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">O'Rourke, in his defence, said that he was in the public-house, and saw a crowd near the door, and the prosecutor with his mouth bleeding; that he saw Reardon near him, and asked him what was the matter, who told him that the prosecutor had accused O'Rourke's mother of stealing a halfpenny; that he stayed in the public-house till 12.25, when he went out, and the prosecutor came up with two policemen and arrested him.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for O'Rourke.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. O'ROURKE</hi>. I am O'Rourke's mother—I was standing at the door of this public-house on this night, when two women ran out—the prosecutor came out just after, and said I had stolen his apron—Reardon said that I had not got it, and told the prosecutor to let me go—he would not, and Reardon struck him in the face.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I did not see anything of the prosecutor being knocked down.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> After Reardon had struck the prosecutor I went home—I do not know what took place after I went home.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Reardon, in his defence, said that when Mrs. O'Rourke told him that the prosecutor accused her of stealing his apron, the prosecutor put his hand up; that he thought he was going to be struck, and that he hit him, but that he did not kick him, or knock him down or rob him.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-37" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WICKENS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). A woman stole my apron—I have never found it since—I was not drunk.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>. †—
<hi rend="italic">Three convictions were proved against</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">O'ROURKE</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and six against</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">REARDON</hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen months' hard labour each.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, July</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd,</hi> 1901.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-521-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>to burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010722-521-offence-1 t19010722-name-42"/>Percy Septimus Jakins</persName>, and stealing a portmanteau and other articles, his property; having been convicted at Clerkenwell on October 7th, 1899.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">Seven other convictions were proved against him.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-521-19010722 t19010722-521-punishment-10"/>Five years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi>—And</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH BARRY</hi> (67)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19010722-522-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, to stealing a watch and chain from the person of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010722-522-offence-1 t19010722-name-44"/>Manuel Garcia de la Torre</persName>, having been before convicted of misdemeanour. </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Thirteen other convictions were proved against him.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-522-19010722 t19010722-522-punishment-11"/>Three years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">For other cases tried this day, see Essex Cases.</hi>)</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, July</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd,</hi> 1901.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Wills.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HARRY ROSE</hi> (26)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19010722-523-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="manslaughter"/>was charged on the Coroner's Inquisition only; with feloniously killing and slaying
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010722-523-offence-1 t19010722-name-46"/>John Philip Stanley</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GRAND JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">having returned no True Bill,</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDS</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the Prosecution, offered no evidence on the Inquisition.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">For other cases tried this day, see Essex and Surrey Cases.</hi>)</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, July</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd,</hi> 1901.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES STORRIE ANDERSON</hi> (34)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t19010722-524-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>to forging and uttering an order for the payment of ₤6 with intent to defraud;</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to obtaining from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010722-524-offence-2 t19010722-name-48"/>Leslie Durno</persName> a cheque for ₤30, and from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010722-524-offence-2 t19010722-name-49"/>Alexander Archibald</persName> a cheque for ₤6, and the sum of ₤9, with intent to defraud.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">stated that the prisoner was of weak mind, and had been in confinement, and that his friends would repay the money and send him abroad.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-524-19010722 t19010722-524-punishment-12"/>Judgment respited.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">alias</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">A. J. MCINTYRE</hi> </rs> </persName>,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MCINTYRE</hi>
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<interp inst="t19010722-525-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SYMMONS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-54" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES GOLDSMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a contractor, of St. Stephen's Road, Bow—</p>
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<p>on May 16th, about 10.30 a.m., the prisoner Smith came and wanted a van for two or three hours to go to Bermondsey—I was not inclined to let him have it at first, but he mentioned Mr. Johnson, a publican, as a reference, and I let him have it—it had my name and address on it—I saw it again in the evening, with a sack in it which I had never seen before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have seen the prisoner driving about for two or three years—I do not know Mr. Lambert, of Green Street, nor have I seen Smith driving his carts.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have had no money for the van.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-55" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES PARR</persName> </hi>. I am Secretary to the Saccharine Corporation, Limited, 165, Queen Victoria Street—on May 6th, about 5 p.m., Smith brought this order: "48 and 50, Southwark Street, the Saccharine Company, Limited. Please supply 561b. saccharine, 550. This is for a brewer's order, which must be despatched tonight"—I said, "Do you want Wright, Layman & Umney?"—he said, "Yes"—I have done business with them before, and believed the order to be genuine—I handed it to one of the employees to be executed—the trade value of the goods is ₤128 16s.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-56" type="given" value="ALFRED EDWIN"/>ALFRED EDWIN KNIGHT</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to the Saccharine Corporation—Mr. Parr handed me this order to make up the goods—Smith was there with a sack—I said, "I suppose your firm is pretty busy?"—he said, "Yes, we are"—I was doing the tins up, and he said, "Don't trouble; shoot them into the sacks loose"—I said, "You can't know the value of this stuff, and your people would not like them done in any way but the regular way"—he said, "Certainly, do so"—I made them up in parcels of 14 each, and they were put into his sack, but two were afterwards taken out for the convenience of carrying—this receipt (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) is my writing—he said, "I cannot sign; if you will put my name to it I will put a cross"—he carried the first lot down to the van in Thames Street—I followed him, and noticed that it was not Wright & Layman's van—I noticed the name on it, and said, "It is a very funny thing that your people in Southwark Street should hire a van from Bow"—he said, "No, they do odd jobs for us, and we like to study them when we can"—he went away with the goods.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-57" type="given" value="HORACE"/>HORACE BACON</persName> </hi>. I am Secretary to Wright, Layman & Umney, whole
<lb/>sale druggists, of 48 and 50, Southwark Street—this order was not issued by us, neither is it on one of our forms, it is somewhat similar, but it is a forgery—these are not the initials of any person in the firm—Mackintyre was our invoice clerk for nine months, and was discharged in May, 1899—I do not know Smith—I have been there 30 years, and he was never in our employ.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-58" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY JONES</persName> </hi>. I help my brother David Jones at the Alexandra Fish stores, South Hackney—Mackintyre came there with another man, not Smith, each bringing two parcels—Mackintyre asked if they might leave them there, as they were going up the road, and asked me not to knock them about, as they were tin.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-59" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID JONES</persName> </hi>. I keep this shop—I was standing on the other side of the road when the parcels were brought—I went in, and found them there—Mackintyre came next morning with another man, not Smith, and</p>
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<p>I had a conversation with him—he left hurriedly—I afterwards handed the goods to the police.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-60" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY COYSTON</persName> </hi>. I am carman to Mr. Goldsmith, of St. Stephen's Road, Bow—on May 16th, at 6.30 p.m., I was driving in Old Ford Road, and saw my master's van, No. 13—one man was driving it, and two were inside it—I do not recognise Smith as one.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-61" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST DENNIS</persName> </hi>. I live at 68, Ford Road, Old Ford—on May 16th., about 6.30 p.m., I saw Smith standing beside a van at the top of Ford Road—he paid, "Will you take this home for me?" and gave me 2d.—I said, "Yes"—I had a boy with me, who drove it to Mr. Goldsmith's—Smith said, "Tell the foreman I will be in in the morning"—it took about five minutes to drive there—I did not put this sack in the van.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective Inspector</hi>). On June 18th, about 12.30 mid-day, I saw Smith in custody on another charge at the Old Jewry—I said, "I am a police officer; I am going to charge you with forging and uttering this order, and obtaining 561b. of saccharine, value ₤112 15s., at Queen Victoria Street"—he said, "I got it from two men; I did not know what it was, I met the two men first at the gin palace in Green Street, Bethnal Green; they asked me if I could get a horse and van; I said I thought I could, and I went to Goldsmith's, St. Stephen's Road, and got one. We drove together over the Tower Bridge, and called at several public-houses. They then gave me the order, and I went and got the stuff, and met them at the Meat Market, and drove to the Swiss Cottage beer-house, South Hackney, where the two men met me, and took the parcels out of the van, and I have never seen them since. I did not take the van home, because they gave me no money, and I had not got any to pay for it, so I got two boys to take it home"—he was charged at the station, and said, "I did not know what
<hi rend="italic">it</hi> was."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I asked him the name of his employer—he said, "Wilkins, of Victoria Park, Hackney"—he cold me had been breaking in trotters for this man, who was a betting man—I found that he cannot read or write—I have made inquiries about him—he has never been charged before.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-63" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK DAVIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). I arrested Smith on June 18th at Bonner Street, Bethnal Green—I told him the charge, and mentioned saccharine—I took him to the Old Jewry—he said, "I think I know what you mean"—he gave his address.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He mentioned the name of Lambert, but he gave no address.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SMITH</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-525-19010722 t19010722-525-punishment-13"/>Twelve months' hard labour</rs> Five previous con
<lb/>victions were proved against</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MACKINTYRE</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and there were three other indictments against him, to which he also pleaded</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-525-19010722 t19010722-525-punishment-14"/>Seven years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, July</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd,</hi> 1901.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-526-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>, Feloniously wounding
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010722-526-offence-1 t19010722-name-65"/>Cornelius Joseph Donovan</persName>, with intent to do him grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLADE BUTLER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-66" type="given" value="CORNELIUS JOSEPH"/>CORNELIUS JOSEPH DONOVAN</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor—I was living at the Victoria Coffee House, Commercial Street, on Saturday evening, June 22nd—I was in Brick Lane late in the evening—I stood to look at a crowd of about 150 persons, with one foot on the kerb and the other in the gutter—the prisoner came up on my right, and struck me with something sharp on my left jaw—it seemed to glitter very much—it cut me—he then made an attempt at my throat—he cut through my coat and shirt collar, and made a skin wound—he then cut me under my right armpit—I do not remember any more till I was having my face stitched by Dr. Goodman—I walked to the surgery.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-67" type="given" value="BEN"/>BEN BENJAMIN</persName> </hi>. I am a cabinet maker, of 22, Montague House, Black Lion Road—on Saturday, June 22nd, between 10.30 and 11, I saw the prisoner in a crowd in Brick Lane cut the prosecutor's face with a knife or dagger—he said he would cut up anybody who came near him—the crowd opened out—someone knocked the prisoner and a friend who was with him down—the police came when the prisoner was on the ground—what he had in his hand was bigger than this pen-knife, more like a razor.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-68" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GRAHAM</persName> </hi> (307
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). On Saturday, June 22nd, about 10.45 p.m., I saw the prosecutor in Brick Lane, bleeding from his face—the crowd shouted out and pointed to the prisoner, who was on the edge of the pavement—I told him I should arrest him for stabbing Donovan—he made no reply—at the station I found this razor case and this little pen
<lb/>knife upon him—when I was taking him to the cell he said, "I was paid off this evening. I have been robbed of ₤4"—he said he had come from a cattle boat—he had been drinking—he was sober enough to know what he was about—the prosecutor had been drinking, but was not drunk.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-69" type="given" value="PERCY TRANTER"/>PERCY TRANTER GOODMAN</persName> </hi>. I practise at 75, Brick Lane—about 11 p.m. on June 22nd Donovan was brought there by the police—I found two separate incised wounds on his face in a line with one another, and extending from his left ear to his jaw—the upper cut was about 1 1/2 in., and the lower cut about 2in. long—the lower one extended to the bone of the chin, practically down the inner lining of the cheek—a sharp instrument would cause the wound, probably a razor—I put in seven stitches—he was dizzy and faint from loss of blood—I was shown a cut through the coat and shirt sleeve, and a slight superficial wound on the elbow—I think they may all have been caused by one sweeping blow.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I never want to do anybody any harm. I had a friend with me. I do not know where he is now. I came over on the cattle boat."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, said that he had been paid off from a cattle boat, and had had a few drinks, when a gang of roughs shouted, "We will mob you if we don't get some money," and first one hit him and then another, till he lost his money.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">of unlawfully wounding</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ARTHUR GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUY STEPHENSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-71" type="given" value="AGNES MARY"/>AGNES MARY KINGHORN</persName> </hi>. I manage the Yost Typewriter Company at their branch office, 303, Oxford Street—I am near-sighted—on May 3rd a man I recognised before the Magistrate as the prisoner called and asked for a catalogue of machines, and a price-list—I asked him what sort of business he wanted it for—he said, "For invoicing"—I communicated with the head office—he handed me this card: "J. M. Lewis, Picture Frame Dealer, etc., 222, New King's Road, Fulham"—the next day I recognised his voice when I was rung up on the telephone—he said he was Lewis, who called the night before, and he wanted the machine sent on that day, also a case and the bill, to the address on the card—I wrote this order to the head office for a No. 4 machine—the number, 51129, etc., was put on afterwards—I put the words at the bottom, "To be delivered to-day."</p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-72" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL WECHSLER</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Yost Typewriter Company, Limited, at their head office, 50, Holborn Viaduct—on May 3rd I received a telephonic message, and the next day this order from Kinghorn—I made out this invoice, and gave instructions for this machine, No. 51129, to be delivered at 222, New King's Road—one line is torn off the invoice, which is on other invoices, "All receipts must be on the official form of the company," and the upper and lower parts put together again—on May 15th I saw the prisoner at my office—I said, "I think you are the man I want; I was just going to put the police on to you for that machine"—he said, "I have come to settle for the typewriter; I will give you a 90 days' bill"—I said that we did not accept any bills in payment of our typewriters, and asked him to produce the machine, as I did not think that he wanted one—he said the machine was at his place at Fulham Road, or, rather, in the New King's Road, and that his wife was using it for making out invoices—he then offered to meet our traveller the next morning at 10 o'clock, when he would hand him the machine—I told him that our traveller lived close to his place, and he said he would go to our traveller the same evening to hand him the machine—I gave the prisoner our traveller's address, and wrote to the traveller—the prisoner then referred me to the London, City, and Midland Bank, and I wrote to them—I was suspicious—there is no "J. Foster" employed by the company—the money was never paid—we never received the machine back—we communicated with the police.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> As far as I remember, you offered me a bill at 30 days—90 days must be a mistake—that was on Wednesday, May 15th—I said if the reference you gave to the bank was satisfactory after you handed the machine over to our traveller, I should not mind accepting a bill at 30 days—nothing was mentioned about other references.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The prisoner should have paid our man at once; that not having been done, our traveller called several times—he offered the acceptance after I had communicated with the police.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-73" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SALMON</persName> </hi>. I am foreman packer to the Yost Typewriter Company, 50, High Holborn—on May 4th I received this machine, No. 51129, from the mechanical department—I made the entry in my delivery</p>
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<p>book, referring to which, I find that the machine was handed to the porter, Frederick Manning, for delivery, to whom I gave this book and the machine.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-74" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK MANNING</persName> </hi>. I am a porter of the Yost Typewriter Com
<lb/>pany—on May 4th Salmon gave me this typewriter and book—I delivered the typewriter at 222, King's Road—I gave the prisoner the envelope containing the invoice, and the name "Lewis" is his signature.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-75" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010722-name-75" type="surname" value="WALKER"/>
<interp inst="t19010722-name-75" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL WALKER</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to John Frewin Branton, pawn
<lb/>broker, of 228, Pentonville Road—the prisoner pledged this machine on May 4th—he produced this receipt signed: "Received per cheque, F. Foster, 3/4, 1901"—it was put with the machine, and afterwards handed to our solicitor—I did not notice any red letter line, that receipts must be on the company's form—the prisoner said when he produced it that it was his own machine, and that he had paid for it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You said you wished to pay some debts—I asked for the receipt—I made the usual inquiries—I did not notice that it was mutilated—there was no stamp paper on the back.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-76" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-76" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED COWDRON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective, T</hi>). On Sunday, June 2nd, I saw the prisoner at the New King's Road, Fulham—I told him I was a police officer, and should arrest him for stealing an Empire typewriting machine—he replied, "You have made a mistake; you mean my brother"—I said, "You answer the description of the man wanted"—I took him to the Police-station—he was afterwards charged—I found upon him the pawn
<lb/>broker's duplicate relating to this charge—(
<hi rend="italic">For</hi> ₤6,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of M. Lewis,</hi> 222,
<hi rend="italic">King's Road</hi>).</p>
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<persName id="t19010722-name-77" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010722-name-77" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010722-name-77" type="surname" value="LAMBERT"/>
<interp inst="t19010722-name-77" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE LAMBERT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant, T</hi>). I received this alleged receipt from Mr. Walker's manager, a pawnbroker, on June 4th—it was intact, except a rough mark where the date is, and where something has been erased, and where the red lettering appears—the stamp paper has been put on since it has been in my possession—it had not been torn—I saw the prisoner at Fulham Police-station on June 2nd—I said, "You will be charged with stealing an Empire typewriting machine, and with forging the receipt"—he said, "I bought the machine, and the receipt is not a forgery; I wrote that out myself, and it is no one's name"—at the Court the next day, while waiting to go before the Magistrate, be called me to him and said, "What do you advise me to do?"—I said, "I cannot advise you"—he said, "I had the things, and sold them; I shall plead guilty, but I did not mean to steal them; it is through betting; I had people after me for money. I got the machines, and pawned them; I wrote the receipts for them myself. I admit pawning the machines as soon as I got them; I was so hard up for money"—on June 11th he was further charged with this offence and on two other charges—in reply he said, "I did not steal the machines; I wrote for the machines myself."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You did say that you were hard up, and it was all through betting, and that you were pushed for money.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-78" type="given" value="FREDERICK WILLIAM"/>FREDERICK WILLIAM ALEXANDER</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Mr. Crawley, pawnbroker, of 35, High Street, Putney—the prisoner pawned this Empire typewriter with me on March 29th for ₤5—he produced this receipt—(
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "To Empire typewriter, received, per cheque, ₤14 16s, 6d.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">J. WEST</hi>.")—a day or two before this, when he produced the typewriter, I told him I should not be able to take it without a receipt—the invoice was torn as it is now—on May 4 th he asked for a further advance, but as I could not advance any more he redeemed the machine and took it away.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-79" type="surname" value="DAVY"/>
<interp inst="t19010722-name-79" type="given" value="STANLEY"/>STANLEY DAVY</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Sutton, pawnbroker, of 156, Victoria Street—the prisoner pawned at his shop this Empire type
<lb/>writer on May 4th for ₤3 10s.—I asked him for a receipt, and he pro
<lb/>duced this receipt, signed—this is the duplicate.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-80" type="surname" value="JOHNS"/>
<interp inst="t19010722-name-80" type="given" value="PERCIVAL"/>PERCIVAL JOHNS</persName> </hi>. I am bookkeeper and cashier to the Empire Type
<lb/>writer Syndicate, Limited—on March 27th I made out this invoice—the receipt is not my writing—there is no "J. West" in our office—we have never been paid for it—its value is ₤14 16s. 6d.—this invoice was posted to the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This is "Sold to J. M. Lewis, 222, New King's Road."</p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-81" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL WALKER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I took in pledge from the prisoner on March 17th this Remington typewriter, No. 67334—I asked him for a receipt, and he produced this one: "Received by cheque ₤25 9s. 6d., 2/3/01. J. West, per E. R. Wycloff, Siemens & Benedict"—I advanced ₤2—on April 26th he came for a further advance on the machine—I advanced him another ₤4.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-82" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT STEVENS</persName> </hi>. I am cashier to the Remington Typewriter Com
<lb/>pany—this invoice was made out at our office in Gracechurch Street—we have no "J. West" in our employment—no one has been authorised to make this receipt—we have not been paid, nor got the machine back.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> One item is ₤3 for a small table, and the other ₤22 9s. 6d. is for the machine—the landlord held the table for rent, and asked us to purchase it—our solicitor tried to serve you with a writ.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When the writ was issued I was not aware that the machine had been pawned.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, on oath, denied that he had stated that it was through betting, or that the machine was at his office. He admitted he had written the receipts, not with a felonious intent, but to meet his debts.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">considered that the pawnbrokers had helped the prisoner considerably by their carelessness in taking the machines without looking properly at the receipts.—
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<hi rend="italic">Four other convic
<lb/>tions were proved against him.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-528-19010722 t19010722-528-punishment-17"/>Eighteen months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, July</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1901.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Wills.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">For cases tried this day see Essex, Kent and Surrey Cases.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, July</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi>1901.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALICK SAUNDERS</hi> (44)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010722-529-offence-1 t19010722-name-87"/>the National Bank, Limited</persName>, his masters;</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing ₤41 3s. 10d., ₤489 19s. 2d., and ₤102 15s. 2d., of his said masters;</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to embezzling cheques for ₤33 3s. 10d, ₤67 5s. 1d., and ₤13 19s. 10d., of his said masters.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">He received a good character, and a letter from the bank was produced pleading for a mitigation of the sentence.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-529-19010722 t19010722-529-punishment-18"/>Eighteen months' hard labour.</rs> </hi></p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM TERRY</hi> (38)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19010722-530-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, to stealing, while employed by
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010722-530-offence-1 t19010722-name-89"/>the National Bank, limited</persName>, a cheque for ₤285; </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> a cheque for ₤74 9s. 8d.;</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to unlawfully omitting certain entries from the books of the said bank, his masters.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">He received a good character, and the bank made a similar request to that in Sounders' case.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-530-19010722 t19010722-530-punishment-19"/>Eighteen months' hard labour.</rs> </hi></p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES NOBLE</hi> (50)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19010722-531-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19010722-531-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, to making certain false entries in the ledger of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010722-531-offence-1 t19010722-name-91"/>the Barrow Steamship Company</persName>, his masters;</rs>
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<interp inst="t19010722-531-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to forging and uttering a receipt for ₤500, with intent to defraud;</rs>
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<interp inst="t19010722-531-offence-3" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19010722-531-offence-3" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to forging and uttering an order for ₤5,000, with intent to defraud
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-92" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010722-531-offence-3 t19010722-name-92"/>Charles Herbert Currey</persName> and another, his masters;</rs>
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<interp inst="t19010722-531-offence-4" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19010722-531-offence-4" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to forging and uttering an order for ₤2,000, with intent to defraud;</rs>
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<interp inst="t19010722-531-offence-5" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19010722-531-offence-5" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing ₤385 18s. 6d., of
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-93" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010722-name-93" type="surname" value="CURREY"/>
<interp inst="t19010722-name-93" type="given" value="CHARLES HERBERT"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010722-531-offence-5 t19010722-name-93"/>C. H. Currey</persName> and another, his masters;</rs>
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<interp inst="t19010722-531-offence-6" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to eight other indictments for stealing ₤19 6s. 8d., ₤175, ₤100, ₤300, ₤37 10s., ₤37 10b., ₤500, ₤48 2s. 10d., and ₤150, of his said masters.</rs>
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<interp inst="t19010722-531-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's deficiencies amounted to</hi> ₤19.533.
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<hi rend="italic">Five years' penal servitude.</hi> </rs></p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE HENSON</hi> (35)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19010722-532-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, to unlawfully obtaining by false pretences ₤11 from
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing four carpets, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010722-532-offence-2 t19010722-name-96"/>Liberty & Co., Limited</persName>;</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to forging and uttering a cheque for ₤40, with intent to defraud; having been convicted of misdemeanour at Spalding on October 2nd, 1898, in the name of
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-97" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>George Gilbert</persName>.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Three years' penal servitude.</hi> </rs></p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19010722-533-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
<hi rend="italic">Three other convictions were proved against him.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-533-19010722 t19010722-533-punishment-22"/>Eighteen months' hard labour.</rs> </hi></p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs>—And</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Three months in the second division.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BENJAMIN DAVIDSON</hi> </persName>,
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<interp inst="t19010722-536-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>Unlawfully conspiring to obtain 30 bags of flour by false pretences;
<hi rend="italic">Second Count:</hi> for receiving the same.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">Langridge and Hibbs</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi> to
<hi rend="italic">the Second Count.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LANGRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">received a good character.
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<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-536-19010722 t19010722-536-punishment-26"/>Nine months' hard labour.</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the Prosecution, offered no evidence against</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DAVIDSON</hi>.
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<interp inst="t19010722-536-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, July</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1901.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Wills.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MATHEWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. A. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKE HALL</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERTSON</hi> (68
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<lb/>ment, and
<hi rend="italic">see</hi> the deceased staggering about the roadway—I heard shouts of "Stop him!"—I then saw the prisoner walking towards me; he began to run, and ran past me—I turned and followed him—I caught him, and saw an open knife in his hand—he tried to stab me in the stomach—I parried it with my right hand and struck him with my left—I closed with him, and after a short struggle I got the knife from him—I said to him, "I am a police officer; you must go with me"—he answered, "Where?"—I took him to where the injured man was lying in Westmorland Street, who was bleeding profusely from the neck—I did my best to stop the flow of blood, and sent for a doctor—in the prisoner's presence I said to the deceased, "Who did this?"—he turned on one side and pointed to the prisoner, who was standing about two yards off, and said, "That is him that has done it; that is him that has done it"—the prisoner made no reply—I handed the prisoner over to Police-constable Astridge—shortly afterwards the doctor came.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">B</hi>). The prisoner was given into my custody in Westmorland Street on the morning of July 13th—I took him to the station—on the way he said, "You have no hat, you can have mine; I have had a lot of trouble. I know I did hit him, but we never had a fight, you know. I want to go to work. Did you ever see my children? One of them did die, and one of them got drowned about twelve months ago. I suppose you will go and see my guv'nor, and tell him if he wants me to stop with him. I have had a lot of trouble"—he was very violent on the way to the station, and endeavoured to get away—at the station he complained about pains in his head—Inspector Hornsby asked him several times for his name, and he gave the name of Dotty Bill—I found this knife (
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not know if Dotty Bill is the name he goes by at Crosse & Blackwell's.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Inspector, B</hi>). The prisoner was charged in my presence on the morning of July 13th—he was very excited and in a nervous condition—I asked him his name—at first he would not answer, then he said, "Oh, John Jones. I want to go to work."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">post
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<p>incised punctured wound on the left side of the neck, 2 1/2 in. below the ball of the ear, and 4 1/2 in. from the middle line in front—it had penetrated into the larynx, through the carotid artery, and behind the gullet—there were two stabs—the knife had been entirely withdrawn before the second stab.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-113" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH WAKEFIELD</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and live at 14, Winden Mews, Shaftesbury Avenue—the prisoner lived with me from the time he was a child till he was married—when he was a child he had fits—when he was 13 he attempted to cut his throat—he complained of pains in his head—he banged his head against the wall once or twice—I remember him jumping out of a window.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-115" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY RUMLEY</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's father—my own father died of brain fever in Gray's Inn Road Hospital—he went out of his mind—my wife was subject to epileptic fits—one of my daughters died of a sort of brain fever—the prisoner has been strange on several occasions—he was employed at Crosse & Blackwell's—he was called "Big Ear" and "Dotty Bill."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I think he had no recollection of what he had done—I think he has spoken the truth—he did not recognise his wife.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-117" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SCOTT</persName> </hi>. I am Medical Officer at Holloway Prison—I have had the prisoner under my observation since July 13th—I agree with Dr. Bastian's evidence as to the state of the prisoner's mind—during the first few days he did not seem to know what had taken place on this day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I think what the prisoner says is the truth—I have had 20 years' experience of people who are really mad or are shamming.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">but insane at the time.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">To be detained during His Majesty's pleasure.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19010722-538-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="other"/>to publishing and selling tickets in a lottery not authorised by the Act of Parliament</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-538-19010722 t19010722-538-punishment-28"/>Three months' imprisonment,</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="italic">and fined</hi> ₤50.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010722-539-offence-1 t19010722-name-120"/>George Gillmore</persName>, with intent to murder him.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-121" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE GILLMORE</persName> </hi>. I am a silk merchant, of 17, Watling Street—the</p>
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<p>prisoner has been in my employ about three years as a clerk—on July 1st he was under notice to go, and he had a few days' holiday after July 1st—on Monday, July 8th, I went to the office as usual—among the prisoner's duties he had to keep a petty cash book—if he got any small sums paid in he had to deposit them in the bank—I called him in and questioned him as to why his petty cash book had not been made up—he said, "I have not had time"—I asked him to get it done at once—he said he had a pocket-book in which he made notes of small payments, and that it was in his coat at home—I suggested that he should go home and fetch it—I also spoke to him about some petty cash payments made to him which should have been banked—he said, "I have deposited it in the bank"—I said, "All right, then; how does it come that when I left on last Friday a note of these was not at the bank at Glasgow?"—our bank is the British Linen Bank—I had been in Glasgow the previous week—he still persisted in saying he had paid them in—I went to the London branch of the bank and made inquiries—when I came back I sent for the prisoner, and said to him, "They have no account of your paying the money in; they have been all through their books in my presence, and there is no note of it there"—he still persisted in saying that he had paid it in—I said, "How can that be, when it was not there on Friday when I left; the bank people in London say they have not got it, and here is a telegram sayiog that the house in Glasgow has npt got it"—I asked him to go down to the bank and show me the "teller" to whom he had paid the money—he said, "I refuse to go to the bank with you"—I said, "Why don't you make a clean breast of the thing and tell me all about it? I have got your salary in my pocket, and you can go; if you will square up your cash book, I will pay you a month's salary, and you can go"—he said, "I will go to-morrow; I want no salary"—I said, "Well, get your cash book squared; I can do nothing further before you do that"—my office consists of two rooms; the outer the clerks' room, the inner my private room; there is a door between them—the prisoner brought me the cash book, and I gave it to Mr. Battle, one of my clerks, to check the addition—he was in the other room—while he was doing so I was in my own room writing,—I heard my door close, and, looking up, I found the prisoner presenting a pistol at my head, with the remark, "I have got something to say to you"—I had just time to call "Battle," when he fired a shot at me; he was about three yards from me—as far as I can tell, it hit me in the head, but he fired, I believe, four times, and they came very quickly—I have the marks of three shots—there is one in my arm—I must have jumped up at the sound of the first shot, and closed with him—one shot went through the lapel of my coat, and came out at the bottom apparently, for there are cuts in my coat—this (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) is the shot he had in his hand—the trigger caught in the fleshy part of my hand, so could not be fired again—assistance came—the prisoner was handed over to the police, and I was taken to St. Bar
<lb/>tholomew's Hospital—the wounds in my head have healed—a bullet is still in my arm—I have recovered now, except that I am a little bit shaky.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-122" type="given" value="CHARLES JOHN"/>CHARLES JOHN BATTLE</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to Mr. Gillmore—on July 8th I was in the outer office checking the prisoner's cash book—I heard three</p>
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<p>shots fired—I ran in, and found Mr. Gillmore and the prisoner struggling together—I went to Mr. Gillmore's assistance—one of the City police was called in, and the prisoner was arrested.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010722-name-123" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010722-name-123" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010722-name-123" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t19010722-name-123" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER SMITH</persName> </hi> (572,
<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). About 4.30 p.m. on July 8th I was on duty in Cannon Street—I was called to 17, Watling Street, and found the prisoner detained—I was told in the prisoner's presence that he had shot Mr. Gillmore—I said I should take him into custody—he said, "I will go quietly; I bought it for a purpose: I was going to shoot myself, but they were too quick for me"—by "it" I think he meant the revolver—Mr. Dean, one of Mr. Gillmore's clerks, gave me this revolver—I handed it to Sergeant Hollick—I took the prisoner to the station, where he was formally charged—he made no reply to the charge.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010722-name-124" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010722-name-124" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010722-name-124" type="surname" value="HOLLICK"/>
<interp inst="t19010722-name-124" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HOLLICK</persName> </hi> (306,
<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). On July 8th I was acting sergeant at the Police-station—the last witness handed me this revolver in Mr. Gillmore's office—I examined it—it is a six-chambered self-cocking revolver—four chambers were discharged—the prisoner said, "I have bought it for a purpose; I have done with it now"—it was fully loaded, four shells and two full cartridges—I picked up two bullets in Mr. Gillmore's office; they correspond with the bullets in the undischarged cartridges—another bullet was handed to me, which fell out of Mr. Gillmore's coat—on searching the prisoner I found eight other full cart
<lb/>ridges of a similar description to those in the revolver.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010722-name-125" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010722-name-125" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010722-name-125" type="surname" value="PINKER"/>
<interp inst="t19010722-name-125" type="given" value="HENRY GEORGE"/>HENRY GEORGE PINKER</persName> </hi>. I am House Surgeon at St. Bartholomew's Hospital—about 5 p.m. on July 8th Mr. Gillmore was brought there—he had a lacerated wound on the left side of his scalp, penetrating to the bone; a punctured wound on the left arm, with a large blood-clot beneath—there was no exit to it, showing that the bullet was still in the arm—the following day I examined the arm by the X-rays, and located the bullet—I have not been able to extract it—I cut into the arm, and searched for it for one hour and a quarter, but could not get it out—it may or may not inconvenience him—at present there in no indication that it will do any injury—if the bullet had struck him a little lower in the head it would probably have gone into his brain; I cannot say that it would have killed him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I do not wish to say anything; I reserve my defence, and call no witnesses."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, stated that he and Mr. Gillmore had been continually having stormy scenes; that he had had very distressing news from home; that it weighed on his mind, and that he must have lost his self-control and fired the shots, but that he had no intention of doing him any harm; that he fully intended to end his own life, and was carrying the pistol for that purpose.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010722-name-126" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010722-name-126" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010722-name-126" type="surname" value="GILLMORE"/>
<interp inst="t19010722-name-126" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE GILLMORE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I only remember one or two dis
<lb/>agreements between the prisoner and myself; I have had to call him up for carelessness in his work, and for being late in the mornings—I never found him wrong in his accounts before to any great extent—his conduct has been fairly good, but there were many things I did not quite care for; hence my giving him notice to leave—his domestic troubles are serious; his father was very seriously ill; the prisoner got a telegram saying that his father was dying—I do not think he is dead—I am afraid he got in with</p>
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<p>bad companions—three of the shots went off in the struggle—the prisoner seemed very depressed that day; I am afraid he had been drinking for a few days.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">on the Second Count.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19010722-539-punishment-30" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-539-19010722 t19010722-539-punishment-30"/>Five years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, July</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1901.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LAURIE BRINDLEY</hi> (14)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010722-540-offence-1 t19010722-name-128"/>John C. Boyd & Co</persName>. 50 yards of black silk: from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010722-540-offence-1 t19010722-name-129"/>William King</persName> 34 yards of tapestry: from
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-130" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010722-name-130" type="surname" value="PEARMAN"/>
<interp inst="t19010722-name-130" type="given" value="ERNEST WILLIAM"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010722-540-offence-1 t19010722-name-130"/>Ernest William Pearman</persName> 100 yards of taffeta and other articles: from
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-131" type="surname" value="SLEEMAN"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010722-540-offence-1 t19010722-name-131"/>William Sleeman</persName> four pieces of brocade, and from
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-132" type="surname" value="COE"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010722-540-offence-1 t19010722-name-132"/>James Coe</persName> 184 1/2 yards of sateen, by false pretences, with intent to defraud; and</rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALBERT JOHN LEWIS</hi> (24)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19010722-540-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="receiving"/>, Receiving the name, well knowing them to have been stolen. </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BRINDLEY</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010722-540-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19010722-540-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ELLIOT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BARRETT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Lewis.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010722-name-134" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010722-name-134" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010722-name-134" type="surname" value="DEBMAN"/>
<interp inst="t19010722-name-134" type="given" value="WALTER GUY"/>WALTER GUY DEBMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a salesman to J. C. Boyd & Co., general warehousemen, of Friday Street, City—I knew Brindley as City matcher to Barnes & Co., of Finchley Road, to whom we supplied goods—on June 24th Brindley came and asked me for 50 yards of black glace silk at 17 3/4 d. a yard, for Barnes & Co.—believing he came from them, I executed the order.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have never seen Lewis in our warehouse, and know nothing about him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010722-name-135" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010722-name-135" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010722-name-135" type="surname" value="FISH"/>
<interp inst="t19010722-name-135" type="given" value="PERCY RICHARD"/>PERCY RICHARD FISH</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the entering-room of Boyd & Co.—I knew Brindley—he came into the entering-room, and I handed him the parcel of silk, for which he signed in the name of Dore, for Barnes & Co.—I did not know him in that name.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He came alone—nothing was said about Lewis. William King. I am one of the firm of Redmond & Co., 21, Newgate Street—I knew Brindley as representing Barnes & Co.—on July 8th he came for 34 yards of tapestry—he gave the name of Dore, whom I knew to be a buyer for Barnes & Co.—I was induced to let him have the goods as representing Barnes & Co.—he signed the book in his own name—these are the goods (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Lewis was not there, and I know nothing about him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010722-name-136" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010722-name-136" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010722-name-136" type="surname" value="PEARMAN"/>
<interp inst="t19010722-name-136" type="given" value="ERNEST WILLIAM"/>ERNEST WILLIAM PEARMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a warehouseman in the silk depart
<lb/>ment of Campin, Lacey & Co., Watling Street—I knew Brindley at representing Barnes & Co.—on July 9th he came to me and asked for 50 yards of black tapestry at 18 3/4 d. a yard for Barnes & Co., and a piece of navy blue material at the same price—we had not the regular quality in stock, so I suggested that he should take the nearest to it on approval, which he said he would do—I then gave him 100 yards of black taffeta and 59 yards of navy, value ₤13, roughly—he came again in the after
<lb/>noon and asked for a piece of foulard, with which I supplied him, value about ₤5—these are the goods I supplied.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Brindley came alone—I know nothing whatever about Lewis.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010722-name-137" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010722-name-137" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010722-name-137" type="surname" value="WILLIS"/>
<interp inst="t19010722-name-137" type="given" value="EDGAR"/>EDGAR WILLIS</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to Campin, Lacey & Co.—on July 9th, in the morning, Brindley came into the entering-room, where I handed</p>
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<p>him a parcel of goods, for which he signed the invoice book in the name of Dore—in the afternoon he called again, and I handed him a further parcel of goods, for which he again signed the book in the name of Dore.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010722-name-138" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010722-name-138" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010722-name-138" type="surname" value="SLEEMAN"/>
<interp inst="t19010722-name-138" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SLEEMAN</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant to Newman, Smith & Newman, of 42, Newgate Street, upholsterers and warehousemen—I knew Brindley as representing Barnes & Co.—on July 10th he came into my department and asked for four bed spreads, value ₤1 18s.—I made up the parcel and took it to the entering-room—these are the goods (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I know nothing whatever about Lewis.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010722-name-139" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010722-name-139" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010722-name-139" type="surname" value="STREETING"/>
<interp inst="t19010722-name-139" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS STREETING</persName> </hi>. I am entering clerk to Newman, Smith & Newman—on July 10th I handed Brindley the parcel of goods produced, for which he signed the invoice in the name of L. C. Manes, and went away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have never seen Lewis.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010722-name-140" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010722-name-140" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010722-name-140" type="surname" value="COE"/>
<interp inst="t19010722-name-140" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES COE</persName> </hi>. I am salesman to Hitchins & Bennett, 64, Friday Street—Barnes & Co. are customers of ours—I knew Brindley as being in their service—on July 11th I supplied him with 184 1/2 yards of sateen, value ₤3 15s. and gave him the invoice made out to Barnes & Co.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I know nothing about Lewis.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010722-name-141" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010722-name-141" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010722-name-141" type="surname" value="DORE"/>
<interp inst="t19010722-name-141" type="given" value="EUGENE FRANK"/>EUGENE FRANK DORE</persName> </hi>. I am City matcher for Barnes & Co.—Brindley was in their employ—he left on June 23rd—the signatures of Dore in the various books produced are not mine—I did not give any authority for anybody to fetch goods on behalf of my firm or myself.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010722-name-142" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010722-name-142" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010722-name-142" type="surname" value="JONES"/>
<interp inst="t19010722-name-142" type="given" value="BENJAMIN HARRIS"/>BENJAMIN HARRIS JONES</persName> </hi>. I am silk buyer to Barnes & Co.—Brindley was in their service—he left on June 23rd—he had no authority what
<lb/>ever to order goods for Barnes & Co. or for me, and the goods in question have never come into the possession of our firm, nor the original invoices.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Brindley was with us about a month—he gave us notice to leave; had he not done so he would have been discharged on account of incompetence; we had a good reference with him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010722-name-143" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010722-name-143" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010722-name-143" type="surname" value="LAWRENCE"/>
<interp inst="t19010722-name-143" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LAWRENCE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>). On July 12th, at 12.30 p.m., I went to the premises of Barnes & Co., with Garrett and Mr. Fish, and there saw Brindley—he made a communication to me, and we proceeded to 71A, High Road, Kilburn, which is a second-hand furniture shop—it was in charge of a man named Herbert—the name of Lewis was up over the shop—we waited till 1.30 p.m., and Lewis came in—I said to him, "We are police officers, and are going to arrest you for receiving stolen property"—he said, "Yes, I have some in my rooms"—I then went about the rooms with him, and found the articles produced; I asked him if he had any account in his books respecting this property, and he said, "No, none whatever, except a slip of paper," which he gave me, with two or three small items on it connected with this property—there were items of 5s. up to 18s. on it paid for the various articles.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The paper should be here; it was handed to the Magistrate's clerk at the Mansion House—it has three items on it—he said, "They are the prices I have paid for the goods"—one parcel of silk he gave 5s. for—that was Campin and Lacey's.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Herbert said he was in Lewis' employ—I am almost certain the name of Lewis is up over the shop—I know he has four rooms there—he did not express any surprise at the charge—he admitted buying</p>
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<p>certain articles of Brindley, and said, stolen or not stolen, he had paid for them—the slip of paper with the item of 5s. paid for Campin and Lacey's silk was handed in at the Mansion House—I cannot say if it is here; I have not seen it since—I have made a mistake—there was no name on the paper.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010722-name-144" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010722-name-144" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010722-name-144" type="surname" value="GARRET"/>
<interp inst="t19010722-name-144" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY GARRET</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). I went with Lawrence to Lewis' shop—I searched him, and found 17s. in money and a pocket-book containing a card-case and visiting card with Brindley's name and address on it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010722-name-145" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010722-name-145" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010722-name-145" type="surname" value="GREENSLADE"/>
<interp inst="t19010722-name-145" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK GREENSLADE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). On July 12th I went to 5, Duke Street, Watford, and saw the prisoner Lewis' sweetheart, and received from her the parcel of silk produced, which I told her I should have to take back to the City.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010722-name-146" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010722-name-146" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010722-name-146" type="surname" value="PEARMAN"/>
<interp inst="t19010722-name-146" type="given" value="ERNEST WILLIAM"/>ERNEST WILLIAM PEARMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). This silk is part of our goods.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have never been in trouble before—I have pleaded guilty without being influenced, or having any hope held out to me—I have had no conversation with Lawrence except to tell him to whom I had taken the goods—I was once sent by Barnes & Co. for some cigarette cases, and I kept two of them; that was before I had taken anything to Lewis to purchase—I say that Lewis prevailed upon me to do what was wrong respecting the silk—I did not represent to him that I was older than 14—my parents were anxious to get me out of the country.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Friday, July</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1901.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<lb/>soner at Derby Station, with Mrs. Cox, in a railway carriage; I had a row with him, because she was with him—they were both very excited, and the prisoner seemed as if he had had too much to drink; he is of a very nervous sort of temperament—I tried to persuade them to come back—they did not seem as if they would, and said something about throwing them
<lb/>selves on the line—I thought the sooner I got them away from the station the better, and as I could not get one away without the other, I brought them both back to Nottingham in a landau—when we arrived home I tried to get the prisoner to go away, and to get Mrs. Cox to stay—she was very excited, and was going to throw herself out of the window, and take something out of a bottle—she made me very nervous—they both went away together—I said to her, "You had better come back again when you get cooler and more sensible"—I next saw the prisoner in London about April last—my wife came to Nottingham between August and April—I think it was about the end of March she stayed one night—when I saw the prisoner in London in April I did not speak to him—I knew he and Mrs. Cox were living together at 87, Elsham Road, up to the end of July—I understood he had left her three or four months before I came up to London the last time, and gone to the other side of London—I came up to London in June—I corresponded with my wife</p>
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<lb/>room—I smoked a cigarette—I did not get into bed then—shortly after
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<lb/>body—Mrs. Cox went straight out—I was listening to know why she had gone out; then I thought I heard somebody in the next room, and a kind of click like a cigarette case—the prisoner came to the door, put his hand up, and said, "You have no business here"—I said, "Oh, have not I? I thought you had been gone for weeks"—I was still in bed—he had got his head and shoulders in the room—the door was about half open—I was watching my opportunity of getting out and closing with him—I did not like to move because I was afraid of something—I had it in my head that he might shoot me—I heard Mrs. Cox coming downstairs, and</p>
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<p>I thought, "There will be something done now;" so I thought I might close with him at once—I got out on the far side of the bed, and rushed round to close with him—Mrs. Cox rushed in on the far side of him, and a pistol was fired—I was about a yard from the prisoner then—I was hit just below the heart—nothing had been said about a revolver—I saw his arm come round this way—his hand was at his side all the time, but I could not see what was in it—I called out, "I am shot"—I still stood up; I was taking notice of having the door kept—Mrs. Cox's nightdress began to blaze, and I put it out—the prisoner stopped outside the door—my wife was squealing out for Mrs. Mossat—I stayed in the room, and put some water on my wound to ease me a bit—Mr. and Mrs. Mossat went for a doctor afterwards—our bedroom door was shut and locked immediately after I was shot—from what I remember, it was done by Mrs. Cox and myself between us—after it was closed the prisoner wanted to come in—the door was not opened—we remained inside till a doctor and a constable came—I cannot say how long the prisoner remained outside the door before he aaked to come in.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am 34 years old; I think my wife is 36—when we first became acquainted with the prisoner I think he was 21—he is an only son, living at home with his mother and stepfather—he had no knowledge of the world; he seemed very boyish—he was very nervous, indeed; a very small quantity of drink would make him very excitable—he used to come to my house a good deal at my invitation—we had a lady friend who came very frequently, both with and without her husband—I have known her since she was a little girl—her husband has not left her—he is not living at home, owing to business being very bad—they visit one another—he did not separate from her because of her relations with me—when I brought Mrs. Cox and the prisoner from Derby, and tried to persuade the prisoner to go away, the other lady was fetched—after the prisoner and Mrs. Cox went away, the other lady stayed with me, but her husband stayed too—I knew Mrs. Mossat before I came to London, but not under that name—she has been married since she has been divorced—I cannot say if there were 11 co-respondents in that suit—I think she came to my house about twice with her husband, when the prisoner was a visitor there—I also wrote to Mrs. Cox✗ in the name of Mrs. Moody when it was most important that she should have a letter direct—I cannot say what date that was—I wrote to her as Mrs. Cox, and because I was annoyed with her, I put on the envelope "Mrs. Moody, wife of James Cox"—that was not done to annoy her—when she came down and spent the night at Nottingham we spent it in the same room, because of people thinking it funny, but I never undressed—it was simply to keep up appearances—I was very startled and shocked by the wound I received—my recollection is quin✗e clear about it—I wrote this letter to the prisoner's mother after I had been shot; there is no date on it—(
<hi rend="italic">This stated that he was pleased to say he was going for his first drive, but that the doctor would not allow him to walk; that he was glad the prisoner had succeeded in getting out on bail, and that he hoped his sentence would be as light as possible; that he understood that the prisoner had left Mrs. Cox some weeks, and that he was, therefore, not prepared for his coming; that Mrs. Cox had been treated very badly by him, and had not received any</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">money from him; that he (the prisoner) had pawned her jewellery and a ring which belonged to the prosecutor, and that he would be glad if she would return the tickets by post; that he also considered she should give him some compensation for the expense and annoyance which he had been put to; that Mrs Cox was without money, and in debt, and wanted to know what allow
<lb/>ance was going to be made for the child by her and Mr Jones; that it was impossible for Mrs Cox to go back to Nottingham; that the expenses con
<lb/>nected with the child would be considerable, and asked where the money was to come 'from, for a woman who was practically penniless; that he (the prisoner) might have ban very well off if he had not been so foolish as to fire the revolver; that no one would be likely to come along for Mrs Cox for some time, and that she had a house on a lease for three years; that he was very short of money, business being so bad at "the halls"; that he had ₤100 worth of furniture on the easy payment system, and if the instalments were not paid it would be lost, as well as the money already paid.</hi>)—Mr. Jones is the prisoner's stepfather—I believe Mr. Moody has been divorced—the child is that with which Mrs. Cox is now pregnant—I have a couple of halls at Nottingham which are used for balls and things—this is a letter from me to my wife, dated May 23rd—(
<hi rend="italic">Stating that he would not, under the circumstances, come to London; that she, no doubt, would enjoy herself with the Mossats; that he might, perhaps, take a trip to France sometimes, aud that he thought she treated him very indifferently, but that it might be his imagination.</hi>)—we had made it up then—the prisoner had left her—my wife says the revolver was fired immediately the door was opened—I disagree with that entirely.</p>
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<lb/>pondence with my husband, who was living at Nottingham—on June 26th I received a telegram from him in reply to one I sent him—I told the prisoner I had telegraphed to my husband, and told him I had heard from my husband—I told him that in my own bedroom, and that he had better pack up his things and go—he packed his things up—I was not in the room while he was packing—I came down after he had finished—we then went up to Mr. Mossat's room—Mrs. Mossat was there—Mr. Mossat had gone upstairs to the bath-room—we had some whisky and soda—the prisoner said, "I will have a burst up to-day"—I was going to the station to meet my husband, and the prisoner asked if his bag might go on my Hansom; we drove together to 169, Holland Road—he had had lodgings there since the beginning of April—I lefr. him there with his box about 12.30, and I went on in the same cub to St. Pancras to meet my husband—nothing was said as to any future meeting—I met my hus
<lb/>band, and went with him to the City on some business—in the course of the aftersoon we went to Verry's Cafe, and there met by appointment Mr. and Mrs Mossat—whilst we were there the prisoner walked in—I said something to Mr. Mossat, who got up and went over to where the pri
<lb/>soner was sitting—he spoke to him, and a short time after the prisoner</p>
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<p>left—my husband and I went to 87, Elsham Road, where we had dinner about 7 p.m.—we spent the evening there together; we went to our bed
<lb/>room between 11 and 11.30—the doors were both locked—there is one which leads into the drawing-room—we went to bed about 11.55—after we had been in bed a short time I heard the front door open, some people come in, and go upstairs—I got up and went out of the room after unlock
<lb/>ing the door—I saw that the front door was left open—while the prisoner was with me he had had a key; all my guests had—he had thrown it at me that morning, but whether I had picked it up I cannot say—that is the last I saw of it—finding the front door open, I went up to the Mossats' room, where I found the prisoner—I said to him, "You ought not to be in this house; you had totter go"—he seemed to be under the in
<lb/>fluence of drink—he said, "Oh, I suppose I can have a drink with Mr. Mossat; I am his guest"—no drink was produced while I was there—I went downstairs to my bedroom, leaving the prisoner upstairs—I locked our door and went back to bed—my husband smoked a cigarette for a few minutes, and then got into bed—I then heard a bang at our bedroom door—I did not hear any other noise—we both got up—I opened the door—I saw no one there—I did not hear anything—I saw a flash, and my nightgown was set on fire—my husband said, "I am hit"—when I went to the door I opened it perhaps half, perhaps more; I should say more than half—my husband put my nightdress out—I did not see anyone go in the direction of the front door—I did not see anyone there at all except my husband—I afterwards heard someone say, "Oh, James, are you hurt?"—I think that voice came from the front drawing-room—I thought it was the prisoner's voice—after a short time a doctor and a constable came, and my husband was attended to—when I knew the prisoner I knew he had a revolver—I last saw it about a month before June 26th—it was in a small drawer in the dressing-table in my room—this (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) looks like it—he bought it in February, and showed it to me then—he had received a letter from my husband, and he was rather in fear of him, and he bought it for that reason—he did not say what he was going to do with it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have seen him playing with it; he showed it to my boy—I do not know whether it was loaded or not—I do not know if he packed it with his other things—I told him he might come back to the house the day he left, and have lunch—I hoard that he came—I led my husband to believe that the prisoner and I had separated in April—I did not actually engage the room at Holland Road for the prisoner, but he asked me to go and look at it—it was my intention to separate, but he asked me not to turn him away just then—this is my letter to him of March 15th—I was very willing for him to come back to me—(
<hi rend="italic">This was addressed to "Dearest Cyril," and stating that she was greatly troubled at what he had said to her, but that that had made her take a final step; and that she hoped he would be happy, and that she did not expect to be treated so badly by him, for whom she had given up everything, and that she did not deserve it, considering the love she had borne him; signed "Fifi."</hi>)—I am a native of Calais—on March 12th I wrote this letter to him—(
<hi rend="italic">Com
<lb/>mencing "My darling little boy," and hoping that their parting would be for the best, but that the days seemed so long without him.</hi>)—we parted on</p>
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<p>good terms—I had not said anything to the prisoner about coming back to me after my husband had gone back to Nottingham—after June 26th I wrote this letter to the prisoner—(
<hi rend="italic">Saying that he had brought all the trouble on himself; that Mr. Cox had come to help her with the money he ought to have paid, and asking how she could ask her husband to occupy a room at the top of the house, especially when he thought all was over between them.</hi>)—on July 8th I wrote this letter to the prisoner's mother—(
<hi rend="italic">Stating that if the prisoner had helped to keep the house going she could have understood his objection to someone else taking his place; that she hoped he would get a light sentence, for everybody's sake; that she ought to be paid for the six months the prisoner was with her, considering her condition, and as her business was practically ruined, and that it was cruel of the prisoner to have done what he had done when she had been such a friend to him.</hi>)—the flash from the revolver came immediately I had opened the door—my hand was still on the door when the flash came—I think my arm was across the opening.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> My hand was on the ledge of the door—to the best of my knowledge, my husband was in front of the wardrobe, which is immediately in front of the door.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-160" type="given" value="RICHARD GROSVENOR"/>RICHARD GROSVENOR MOSSAT</persName> </hi>. I have known the prisoner since January—I and my wife occupied a room at 87, Elsham Road, at the time of the occurrence—we went there on June 25th—on the morning of the 26th the prisoner came to my room and had a whisky and soda—Mrs. Cox was with him—I arranged to meet him in the evening—in the afternoon I went to Verry's restaurant, and met Mr. and Mrs. Cox—I saw the prisoner come in—Mrs. Cox said something to me, and I went and told him to clear out—later on I met him at his room in Holland Road, and went to a music hall with, him—we got back to Elsham Road about 12.15 a.m.—he came upstairs with me, and we had some drink—I do not think he was sober then—we had had some drink at the music hall—Mrs. Cox came upstairs to my room, and told the prisoner to go—I do not think she said why he was to go—he said he was just having a drink with me—he went two or three minutes after that—I went downstairs with him, and he left the house—I went to the door with him—I think I shut the door after him; I am not quite sure—I went upstairs and went to bed—I woke up at the report of a pistol—I went downstairs—I saw the prisoner standing in the hall, with a revolver in his hand—I did not hear him speak to anybody—I went for a doctor—I saw the prisoner taken back to the house by a constable—I did not hear anything that was said.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I asked the prisoner to come to my room and have a drink I do not remember him saying "I had better not"—up to that time he had had a good deal to drink—I did not see him with a revolver in my room—I believe the front door is very weak on the latch.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-161" type="given" value="CHARLES BAINBRIDGE"/>CHARLES BAINBRIDGE RANDALL</persName> </hi>. I am a registered medical practitioner—about 2 a.m. on June 27th I was called to 87, Elsham Road, where I saw the prisoner sitting on a chair in the front room—he was excited, and I thought he had been drinking—I went into the adjoining bedroom, and saw the prosecutor sitting on the bed in his shirt—he had a wound on the left of the middle line over the region of the stomach, about 2in</p>
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<p>from the heart—I probed it, and found a ballet about lin. deep—it had been diverted, and was lying about 8in. from the place of entry on the cartilage of the ribs, on the right side—it was just such a wound as would be caused by that revolver—I cut down and removed the bullet, and then stitched up the wound—if the bullet had struck him in the heart it would probably have proved fatal—if it had entered straight it would have been a most serious wound, because it would have penetrated the abdomen—he is perfectly well now.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-162" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD BROWN</persName> </hi> (232
<hi rend="italic">F</hi>). About 1.15 a.m. on June 27th I was in Russell Gardens—I met the prisoner with a revolver in his hand—he said, "I
<hi rend="italic">done</hi> it; I shot him"—I asked him who he had shot—he said, "Him at 87, Elsham Road"—I cautioned him—he replied, "All right, I did not mean to do it; it was done in a moment, but he should have kept away; let me see him"—I took him with another officer to 87, Elsham Road—Mrs. Cox opened the door, and I saw Mr. Cox sitting there—he said, in the prisoner's hearing, "He has shot me"—the prisoner did not say anything—I should say that the prisoner was under the influence of drink.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">FR</hi>). I was in charge of Notting Hill Police-station when the prisoner was brought in about 2.45 a.m. on June 27th—I cautioned him—he appeared to be treating the matter very lightly—I asked him if he understood the seriousness of the charge—he replied, "Yes, but I did not intend to hurt him; can I get bail?"</p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-164" type="given" value="RANDOLPH"/>RANDOLPH PICK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector, F</hi>). The prisoner made no reply when he was formally charged—I got this six-chambered revolver from the officer—it had five loaded cartridges in it, and one apparently recently discharged—the bullet I had from the doctor fits the revolver.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The revolver is in working order.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-165" type="given" value="HEYDEN"/>HEYDEN WHITE</persName> </hi>. I am a medical practitioner, of Nottingham—I have been the prisoner's medical attendant for some years—he is extremely excitable, and subject to fits of depression occasionally—a small quantity of drink would affect him more quickly than other persons—I saw him about a fortnight after this shooting took place—he was then in a very nervous state; his heart was acting very freebly—he has always had a feeble heart action, and I recommended him neither to smoke nor drink.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have never seen him under the influence of drink—I always looked upon him as a very sober young man till I saw him after this charge had been made.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">of unlawfully wounding. </hi> </rs>He received a good character.—
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-168" type="given" value="GEORGE WILLIS"/>GEORGE WILLIS EAGEN</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Black Lion public-house, Kilburn—the deceased was employed there as potman and porter—on Monday, June 10th, about 11.30 p.m., there was a disturbance in the public bar—I went to see what it was—the deceased had been for a policeman to eject the
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<p>making the disturbance—the deceased came back with a policeman, who moved the prisoner on—two other men were there—I only know their nicknames—one was called
<hi rend="italic">Didiman Dodgan,</hi> and the other
<hi rend="italic">Strido</hi>—I did not see either of then strike the prisoner—nothing happened to the deceased then—the house was closed at the usual time—my other potman, Edwards, and the deceased left to go home about 12.45—I went to bed—I was aroused by the bell ringing—I looked out at the window and saw a policeman—I did not see the deceased—I went out, and then saw him close up against the house—he was unconscious—I bathed his head—he was afterwards taken to the hospital—the prisoner was sober that night—the deceased was a little under the influence of drink.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-169" type="given" value="ARTHUR JOHN"/>ARTHUR JOHN EDWARDS</persName> </hi>. I am a potman at the Black Lion—I left the public-house about 12.45 a.m. on June 11th with the deceased—he was a potman there, too—when we got to the corner of the house the prisoner came up to the deceased and said he had been waiting for him, and that the deceased had nearly got him locked up that night—the deceased started to run away—the prisoner followed him about 10 yards, then they both stopped, and put themselves into a fighting attitude—the prisoner hit the deceased on the left shoulder and knocked him down—that was the first blow that was struck—the deceased fell straight back, or a little bit on his side—soon after he fell I went and spoke to him—I could not get
<hi rend="italic">no</hi> answer from him; he was unconscious—I went for a policeman, and while I was away the prisoner went away—I propped the deceased against the house—he was taken into the public-house, and I went for a doctor—I heard nothing said by either of the men as they were beginning to fight.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-170" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM FORDHAM</persName> </hi>. I am a painter—on the early morning of June 11th I was passing along High Road, Kilburn—I saw Edwards and the deceased come out of a public-house—I saw the prisoner go up to them—as he did so the deceased ran away for about 10 yards—the prisoner ran after him—the deceased turned round and faced the prisoner, and they both put their hands up—I saw the prisoner's arm go up, and the deceased fell on his right side.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I did not see any blow struck.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">G. W. EAGEN</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The deceased was doing his work between the disturbance at 11.30 and 12.45, when he went out—he was all right—he was a
<hi rend="italic">little market merry.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-171" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY CATON"/>WILLIAM HENRY CATON GREEN</persName> </hi>, M.R.C.S. and L.R.C.P. I am House Surgeon at St. Mary's Hospital—about 4.30 a.m. on June 11th I saw the deceased at the hospital—he had been in about an hour then—he was quite unconscious—so far as I could say then, he was suffering from the effects of alcoholism—there was at the time no sign of head injuries—shortly afterwards a swelling developed on the right side—he was tre
<lb/>panned—it was then found he had an extensive fracture—he never spoke, and died at 6 a.m. on June 12th—the cause of death was fracture of the skull and laceration of the brain—it was a very bad fracture—it could be caused by a fall on a stone pavement—in my opinion it would be absolutely impossible for a man to receive an injury such as this at 11.30, and have gone about his work as usual afterwards.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). I arrested the prisoner on June 18th</p>
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<p>—I told him I was a police officer, and should take him into custody for the manslaughter of George Bignall by knocking him to the ground out
<lb/>side the Black Lion public-house, High Road, Kilburn, on the morning of the 11th inst.—he replied, "I suppose you know all about it?"—I said, "Yes"—he said, "That is all right, I suppose you know he was knocked down before I hit him?"—on the way to the station he said, "Do you know
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<hi rend="italic">row</hi> was at 11.30 p.m."—he replied, "That is about the time"—I took him to the Police-station—he made no reply to the charge.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-173" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY FRAY</persName> </hi>. I was in the Sir Colin Campbell, which is near the Black Lion, on June 10th, about 11.30—I saw the prisoner come in; he was much the worse for drink—he was refused to be served, and walked away—he went outside—I am employed there—I shut the house up and left just before 12.30—I went towards the Lord Palmerston; then I came back, and passed the Sir Colin Campbell—I saw the prisoner leaning with his back against the wall—knowing he was the worse for drink, I said to him, "Why don't you go home?"—he said, "I am going home in a minute or two"—I wished him good night and walked away—about 11 a.m. on the 11th I saw him again—he came into the public-house, and We went and had a drink together—I said, "You have done something nice for yourself"—he said, "A good job, too"—he was laughing then—he was sober—I said, "They say the man wont come out of the hospital alive again"—he was very much upset when he thought it was the truth, and the tears came into his eyes—I said, "Was there anybody else there?"—he said, "No, only me."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's defence:</hi> I never hit the man at all. What happened was that Bignall turned round to me; he threw his arm up, and I threw my arm up; I caught his arm, and he must have
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Friday, July</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1901.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LUSHINGTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-178" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN IRETON</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier at the London and County Bank</p>
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<p>Henrietta Street, Covent Garden—Mr. Frank Streeter keeps an account there—on July 2nd a district messenger boy presented this open cheque dated June 1st—I refused to cash it, as it is not Mr. Streeter's signature—I communicated with him.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-180" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN NEWMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a district messenger stationed in Chancery Lane—I saw the prisoner standing in a doorway in Holborn, waiting for me; I went up to him, and he gave me a letter, and told me to take it to the London and County Bank, Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, and hurry up and bring the money to him in Holborn just by the Music Hall—the envelope was sealed—I went to the bank, and gave it to a gentleman—I had to wait some time, and then a policeman gave me a money bag, which I took to Holborn—I saw the prisoner there—he said, "Are you the boy who went to the London and County Bank for me?"—I said, "Yes," and gave him the bag, and the policeman came up.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-181" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BARR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective, E</hi>). I received information and made up this bag, and gave it to Newman, and followed him to Holborn—the prisoner came out of a doorway and slopped the boy, and took the bag out of his hand—I told him I was a constable, and should take him in custody for forging and uttering the cheque—he said that it was given to him by a man named Clyde in the Strand that morning—he refused to give his name and address, but said that he had joined the Army that morning as a reservist; that is true.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence:</hi> The cheque was given to me by a man who told me to give it to a messenger boy, and send him with it and wait for him—I can compare my writing with the writing on the envelope; I waited for the boy two hours, and then the policeman arrested me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">J. IRETON</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I opened the envelope, but it was thrown away; the writing on it was the same as that on the cheque—the address was the only writing on it—the cheque is an attempted imitation of the signature on the other cheque.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">of uttering.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Lam
<lb/>beth on December 27th, 1900.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ROBERT HILLYARD</hi> (34)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19010722-548-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing 1s. 4d., the money of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010722-name-185" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY GORDON</persName> </hi>. I manage the Bull's Head, Aldgate, for the licensee, William Joseph Gordon—about the middle of July I engaged Hillyard as barman—he was with me 10 days—I do not know Brooks.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Brooks.</hi> I saw you purchase no drink—you did not put two sixpences on the counter—you were 4ft. or 5ft. from the counter with your back to the wall—I did not take some money from your hand; it was all on the ground—when the charge was read over at the station you said, "I can prove now I came by the money."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Hillyard.</hi> I can prove that Brooks did not give you two sixpences—you took the handful of copper from a table.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant, H</hi>). On July 18th, about 11 a.m., I was, with Gill, watching this public-house, not in uniform—Brooks went in, followed by Girdler—Brooks came out, walked to the bridge, took his hand out of his pocket, looked at something, and put it back—the same thing occurred again, and also a third time—I went into the public-house, and Hillyard said, "There is a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> outside"—I caught hold of him, and got him into the public bar—he asked for his coat, and said, "I am going to look if you have put anything into my pocket; I know what you people are"—there was 4s. 6d. in his pocket—he said, "I hope you will get it settled to-morrow: I shall plead guilty; I have a wife and children"—I took a note of that—I understand that he is a single man.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant, H</hi>). I was with the sergeants in plain clothes, watching this place—I went to Girdler's assistance when he was struggling with Brooks—I told Brooks that we were police officers—he struck me on my shin, and threw some money out of his hand, and we all fell.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Brooks.</hi> I did not strike you on your eye, and say, "Take that, you old scoundrel"—I did not touch your collar, but you were struggling.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Hillyard.</hi> I held you on one side of the bar, and we lifted you over.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">F. WINSLEY</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). We had received information, but not from the landlord—we were there for the purpose of watching.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Brooks, in his defence, stated, upon oath, that he had a glass of ale at the house at 11 o'clock, and paid for it; that he went in about 12 o'clock, and put down two sixpences on the counter, and one of the officers jumped over the bar, and he was kicked and called a scoundrel, and thrown on his back; and that it was all imagination that these officers saw him there at 11 30.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Hillyard, in his defence, said that Brooks came in and asked him if he had a shillingsworth oj coppers; that it was not necessary to go to the till for them, as they were put up in shillingsworths; that he took them and</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">said, "Your change, Sir," and the detectives rushed at him; that he said at the station, "Get it settled at once," but said nothing about pleading guilty.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.—
<hi rend="italic">They then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to previous convictions; Brooks at Clerkenwell on April 3rd, 1882; and Hillyard at Bow Street in 1893; and another conviction was proved against Brooks.</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Seven years' penal servitude;</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve months' hard labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to embezzling ₤5 of his said master;</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to two indictments for forging and uttering receipts for ₤8 and ₤7, with intent to defraud.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">He received a good character.
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<interp inst="t19010722-550-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRATT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LAWSON</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Discharged on their own recognizances;</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DALEY, BOSTON, HARRIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PEGLER</hi>
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